Jenson Button has written off any hope of McLaren returning to the Formula 1 podium this year, but insists that positive action is the only way to overcome its current problems.
The 2009 world champion and 15-time Grand Prix winner believes that the Woking-based team can come through its current run of woeful reliability with hard work – but warned that showing overt frustration will not help anyone.
“We won’t get a podium this year but we have to do the work, or you don’t deserve a podium."
Button retired for the third time this season in Canada, two weeks after scoring McLaren-Honda’s first points in Monaco.
“We all get frustrated,” he added. “What else are we going to do? Some people go, ‘Right this is the issue so let’s solve it quicker.’
“Throwing a brick through the window doesn’t help anybody.”